Tag: Star Wars

Crit or Miss Star Wars Month: Star Wars Fantasy Flight

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Crit or Miss Special: The Trial by Fire Storyteller

The Best Movies of 2016

2016 can finally be put to bed for me. I can now focus on the 2017 movies… Which is in January… The literal graveyard of movies where shitty horror movies and poorly conceived Oscar bait dwell… OH GOD HELP ME! But… Before I wade waist deep in the cesspool that is January movies, I do want to have one last fond memory of movies that made me smile in 2016. So this is the annual list of the greats, the Best Movies of 2016!

I do want to reiterate like the broken record that I am that these are ONLY MOVIES I HAVE SEEN AND REVIEWED! It you are wondering why a movie got a snub from me, it is probably because I did not see it. I try to see as many movies as possible. But I am just one man on the internet working on a grad student budget. I’m not exactly swimming in the cash.

I also want to state one more time that this is the BEST movies of 2016, not Tanner’s FAVORITE movies of 2016. That would be an amazingly different list. I am judging movies on the quality of the movie, the ambition of the product, and the staying power of a film in the history of cinema. So even though one movie was my favorite, it might not even be on this list at all. So with those said, let’s get this list kicked off with an honorable mention. Continue reading “The Best Movies of 2016”

Tanner Reviews Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

rogue_one_a_star_wars_story_posterSorry it is late… But I just watched Rogue One this weekend… AND YES! As a lifelong Star Wars fan, I have to say that after watching this movie, I am 100% satisfied with where the franchise is going and just wish that all of the prequels were like Rogue One. Is it a perfect movie? No. There are certainly some flaws to it and it certainly doesn’t compete with other movies in the Star Wars Universe post prequels, but ultimately it finds itself as a solid middle of the pack offering. But do not let that be a down! A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and YES The Force Awakens are all classics. So competing with them is no easy task.

Rogue One is the story of a young woman named Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones). She is the daughter of Galen Erso (Mads Mikkelsen), the man who built the Death Star and made the Death Star the unstoppable force that it was… Also the guy who put in the design flaw but we will get there. After years of running, Jyn is forced to face her demons between her father and is forced into assisting the Rebel Alliance in their struggle against the Galactic Empire. Along with a ragtag group of scoundrels, Jyn and company must uncover the secret of the Death Star and save the galaxy. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”